Build The Block Tonight

Join the 25th Precinct’s Neighborhood Coordination Officer for our area, tonight at 6:30 PM. We’ll meet in Ginjan Cafe (Park/125).

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Drug Bust in East Harlem Linked To A Yacht ‘Dope Joint’

The New York Times reported 100 years ago that a man living at 215 East 118th Street, the building with the bold red front door, below:

was dispensing drugs without a medical license.

The article goes on to note that there was a yacht moored off Harlem on the East River that served as Dope Joint.

For more on pre-WW1 America and cocaine, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish is a fascinating silent film that alludes to (and illustrates) drug use among America’s cultural elite: